Fall Seed and Seedling Exchange!

The Distributed Urban Farming Initiative in partnership with Rethinking Green are pleased to invite you to the 2nd annual Fall and Seed and Seedling Exchange Saturday, September 21st from 2-5 pm in the Pilot Garden (216 W. 26th Street Bryan, Texas 77845).

This event is open to people of all ages and skill level. Whether you are a Master Gardner, or have killed every plant you have ever owned, this event is for you! We will have community leaders giving presentations throughout the event on topics like rainwater harvesting, and how turn your fall crops into delicious meals. Simply bring a packet of seeds or a couple of seedlings to share with a new friend. We can’t wait to celebrate the Fall season with you!

 

Featured Story- InSite Magazine

We had the pleasure of hosting an Enchanted Garden Party for some of Downtown’s leading ladies a few weeks ago. Those in attendance included a few of our friends from InSite Magazine. Check out our story in this month’s addition!

http://www.insitebrazosvalley.com/featured-articles/2013/5/15/create-your-own-enchanted-garden-party.html

Enchanted News!

The DUFi team is excited to announce the launch of Enchanted Garden Parties. Whether you’re looking for a fun filled experience for a child’s birthday, an evening of relaxed fun with your girlfriends or an event on a grander scale, we will work to ensure your event is everything you imagined and more.

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Party packages include all the materials needed to make your very own pocket sized garden. From fairy habitats to elegant terrariums, you are sure to learn about planting plants and enjoy the wonder and joy of an enchanted experience in our downtown urban garden. We take care of set up, clean-up and instruction.

Want to know the best part? All of the proceeds from these events support the Distributed Urban Farm Initiative in Historic Downtown Bryan.

Follow the link below to learn more and book your next event!

http://enchantedgardenparty.com/

Season Update

Good afternoon, garden lovers!

With Spring just around the corner we decided that it was about time to give you a quick recap of this season and some hints of things to come.

This Winter season was our first season to have food growing in our Pilot Garden. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and lettuce all went in the ground just days before we celebrated the grand opening of the garden at Artist Harvest’s First Friday. We have lovingly watched and encouraged the plants as they embraced their new urban home. We squealed when we saw the very first broccoli bud and baby talked to all the tiny limes that have started to appear on our lime tree. It’s really working!

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For Valentines day we showed our love for Historical Downtown Bryan by delivering flowers from admiring community members. With the help of an adorable sidekick all the flowers arrived the day before Valentines to the surprise and delight of our downtown businesses.

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This past weekend, Zach and I had the bittersweet privilege of saying goodbye to a few of our much loved winter plants and welcoming a new season to the Pilot Garden. Mint, strawberries, spinach and a healthy does of beautiful flowers will soon fill the space. We can’t wait to host this seasons birthday, graduation and engagement parties, they are going to be stunning!

Spring, spring, spring! We are so excited for this season. Big things are soon to come. We can’t wait to share them with you! Be sure to check back regularly for the latest.

Blessings,

Ruthie

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Downtown Bryan Christmas Parade

The Downtown Bryan Christmas Parade is tonight, December 14th, at 6:30! The DUFi Team is excited to participate in such a great event where our community comes together to celebrate the holidays together. The parade will begin at 24th and Bryan Avenue and travel south to 28th street. The parade turns left on 28th and travels across to Main Street. It will make a left onto Main Street and then heads north again to 24th. The parade features community groups ranging from boy and girl scout packs to local businesses and features the big guy- SANTA CLAUSE! The DUFi truck will be near the end so be sure to keep an eye out for us!

To find out more about the parade visit www.downtownbryan.com!

Happy Holidays!

It’s the Final Week of our Kickstarter Campaign

Thanks to our 33 backers who have helped us get to 16% of our goal to raise $15,000. Now that we are in the home stretch, please help us spread the word. Here’s how you can help:

Contribute via Kickstarter.

There was a great article in the Bryan-College Station Eagle today. Like it, share it.

Subscribe to this blog to keep up with the latest (see form to right).

Bring friends to come visit us in Downtown Bryan for a tour of the pilot garden this week.

Our offices are located in SEAD Gallery at 216 W. 26th Street in the Federal Building or just meet us in the garden in the alley between the Federal Building and Village Cafe. If the big gates are open, you’re welcome!

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We appreciate all of the encouragement and look forward to celebrating our success with a garden party very soon.

S’mores tonight!

DUFi is hosting an evening by the fire TONIGHT in our Pilot Garden. Come show your support and enjoy some tasty s’mores!

Our team will be on hand to share information about the urban farming program, our current plan crops and methods. We will also be ready with computers to help you make a donation to our Kickstarter campaign.

We’ll see you in the urban garden!

216 W. 26th
Bryan, TX 77845

Look for the twinkle lights in the back of the alley between Village Cafe and the Federal Building!

 

DUFi Kickstarter Donations Make Great Gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone but it’s not too late to get your special someone a unique Christmas gift. Our Kickstarter incentives make great gifts to suit just about any budget. Here are a few ideas:

$25 – Dufi T-Shirt
Support the farm and get a t-shirt. $25 donation is all it takes to be an urban farm ambassador for downtown Bryan. Donate today and spread the word! It makes a great gift too.

$50 – Live Music at the Stafford
Looking for a special gift for a live music lover? Support the urban farm with a $50 donation and get two tickets to the Grand Stafford Theater show of your choice. You’ll also receive an urban farm t-shirt as a bonus!

$75 – Localize Your Giving
Localize your gift giving this season and support the urban farm project. A $75 donation gets lunch at Village Cafe and a urban farm t-shirt. Do it! You know you want to!

$250 – A Garden Party to Remember
Give a unique experience for Christmas and support your local community in the process. An evening for two at our private Urban Garden party with live music and fresh appetizers plus an urban farm t-shirt. It’s the perfect gift!

$500 – Pledge for Produce!
We have are passionate about local food and we think you will be too after you enjoy eight weeks of fresh-off-the-vine produce. You will receive enough seasonal produce to keep you cooking for eight weeks. We think you’ll be hooked. In additional you will also receive a DUFi T-shirt and two tickets to our private Pilot Garden event. Please note that produce must be picked up weekly during harvest season.

And there’s more! For the grandest gift ideas, check out our $1,000 and $5,000 pledge levels and name your garden in honor of your family or a particular loved one.